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The helicopter Kawasaki KH-4. Specifications. A photo.

The helicopter Kawasaki KH-4. Specifications. A photo.


Kawasaki KH-4 - Japanese light multipurpose helicopter developed by «Kawasaki Heavy Industries» in 1962 year.


A photoKawasaki KH-4


Design helicopter model Kawasaki KH-4 Japanese aircraft manufacturers began in the early 60-ies of the last century, at the same time, as a starting point, aircraft manufacturers have used the model of the American aircraft Bell 47Which has undergone a number of changes in the structural and technical part, but by and large, almost completely preserved.

Initially, helicopters model Kawasaki KH-4 were to be adopted the Air forces of Japan, however, in the final analysis, these aircraft have also found their application in the civil aviation sector, which led to their rather large popularization, what says the fact that 211 aircrafts of this model were built for the entire production period.


Kawasaki KH-4 photo


Its first flight tests of the helicopter Kawasaki KH-4 been in 1962 year, and given that fact, the aircraft has successfully passed the test, the current aircraft also proved to be very successful, due to which, a few months later models are in series production.

In the military sphere of its application the helicopter used as an air patrol and observation tools. Due to its high maneuverability, this aircraft is the best suited for surveillance from the air, which contributes to a sufficiently large maximum flight altitude, and later all became used for these purposes only. As for civilian use, there is a helicopter was used mainly for the same task, however, its use has been further extended to the transport of people and transportation of small, small loads.


HelicopterKawasaki KH-4


In the cockpit of the aircraft Kawasaki KH-4 four people can be accommodated, including a crew and three passengers (soldiers) member. In cases where a helicopter intended to operate for the transport of cargo on its board the aircraft could carry only two passengers, as the rear cabin area has been involved for placing transportable.

Due to the high popularity of helicopters model Kawasaki KH-4, the aircraft continued to be used in part to the present day, however, we are not talking about hundreds of aircraft, but only on very few.

The helicopter Kawasaki KH-4 equipped power plant consisting of a six-cylinder piston aircraft engine brand Lycoming TVO-435-B1A, having thrust in 270 hp, which in turn allows the aircraft to travel distances up to 400 kilometers at a cruising flight speed in 140 km \ h.


Specifications Kawasaki KH-4.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 3 person;
  • helicopter length: 9,93 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,84 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 11,32 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 816 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1300 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 140 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 170 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 400 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5640 m .;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming TVO-435-B1A;
  • Power: 270 hp


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